Saturday, July 3

Another busy week.

And oh look! It's not a cat! Or a flower! It's a meadow!

La Vega

A very green meadow. I love all the different shades of green.

A quick recap...I was dead tired on Tuesday evening, but when I went to bed, I couldn't fall asleep. I lay awake for hours and it was torture especially since I knew I had to get up and work at the gallery the next day. I think I finally fell asleep for two hours or so. Wednesday morning I felt rough. Sometimes no sleep is tolerable and I get kind of slap happy, but this time, not so slap happy. More on the crabby side. The day at the gallery was long, but I made it through and thankfully managed to sleep that night.

We had been planning to hike on Thursday but with lack of sleep for both of us, we just weren't sure how we would feel. Woke up and decided that yes, we should hike. Get out of the house. Get some fresh air. Take a break.

We hiked to La Vega which is about a 7 mile hike round trip. It's also one of my favorite spots in the Santa Fe mountains. I felt tough going in although Windsor Trail seemed extra rocky and that got tiresome after awhile. It was hard to look around and take in the wilderness because I had to focus on my feet and not tripping and falling flat on my face.

I took my SX-70 Alpha loaded with TZ Edge Cut film, a Holga and my point and shoot digital, but it was so overcast, it really wasn't a good day for taking pictures. That was a disappointment since I had been looking forward to shooting outside our house and yard, shooting something other than cats and flowers. But oh well, perhaps another day.

Once at the meadow, we walked around a bit then ate our lunch. Then Will relaxed on a rock while I walked around and took pictures. Usually we see cows and chipmunks at the meadow, and I look forward to seeing them, but alas, no cows or chipmunks! Hardly any wildlife to be seen. Finally on our way out we spotted a woodpecker in a tree. Where oh where were all the cows and chipmunks?!


I found another cow vertebra which made me happy. This one is HUGE. Much bigger than the other pieces that I have found. I have no idea why I like bringing cow bones home, but I do. I think it has something to do with my love of Georgia O'Keeffe.

Not too keen on self-portraits, but here I am, looking happy. And old. Or not so young anymore. Sometimes I feel like I don't quite recognize myself in photos.

All in all, it was a perfect way to spend the beginning of our day. We really need to get back into the habit of hiking a couple of times of month. It is so peaceful and invigorating to get out into the wild. Of course since we haven't hiked in ages, on the way out, I really started feeling fatigued. Sevens miles is a relatively easy hike, but it got me. Glad we didn't start with ten miles!

We both did some work when we got home and then went out to dinner at Maria's where we had delicious margaritas and New Mexican food. Carne avodada for Will and chile rellenos for me. It was a particularly good meal.

And now it's the weekend and aside from a trip to the Farmers Market this morning, I plan to work through it.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a happy 4th!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:08 PM

    It sounds like a lovely day, despite it not being sunny. Sometimes I find I like to go places and NOT take pictures, just experience things and remember them in my mind.



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